SHE Collaborates receives funding for projects in Jemen and South-Sudan
SHE Collaborates will receive €225,000 from Nuffic for three projects in Jemen and South-Sudan. UM will help teachers in Maridi (Sudan) create and run a training programme for their students. Those students will then give water and hygiene trainings to volunteers in their communities. The workshops will take place in Kenia, because it’s not safe enough in Sudan. SHE Collaborates is running this project in collaboration with Amref International University in Nairobi and Amref Flying Doctors in Leiden.
Additionally, there will be funding for Aden University’s medical faculty (Jemen). Using Google Hangouts, the university’s students will get online instructions from Maastricht in new education techniques, primarily on the field of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). This is very important given the water shortage in Jemen. UM is working together with a partner in Jemen. The third project entails a refresher course for nurses in Jemen, which will also be given remotely.
€75,000 are reserved for each yearlong project. “Collaboration is important since we sometimes don’t have enough expertise to transfer our knowledge and make it relevant in a different context. It’s more effective to involve local or regional partners. There is an extra advantage in this case, because our local partners have fewer travel restrictions”, says Geraldine Beaujean, managing director of SHE Collaborates.